When I saw this video from Steven Screen and Chris Davenport talking about The #1 Story that Raises the Most Money, I couldn’t click on it fast enough.
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Happy Birthday, America!
What are the best ways to create a meaningful nonprofit donor experience? A Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Women Build day I participated in hit-the-nail-on-the-head, so to speak, in every way.
Last week Giving USA released their annual giving report with excellent news: Charitable Giving in the U.S. was more than $400 billion in 2017 for the first time, ever. That’s a 5% increase over 2016.
Why? Economy is strong and the stock market is performing well — for now.
Today’s Mission Moment Monday shows the importance of showing what you do to change or save the life of the person in your story.
Having an exceptional board can be a hope, and a wish, and dream for many nonprofits.
I work closely with many organizations across the country each year and I often find that the time put into recruiting and orienting new board members is dismally inadequate.
In a recent episode of the Another Way podcast I discussed three fundraising mistakes nonprofit organizations should try to avoid.
In my storytelling secrets web class I shared a simple story framework, discussed sympathy vs empathy, talked about the difference between stories and reports, and surprise, surprise shared: 5 Essential Storytelling Secrets
After the folks at My RollCall attended one of my sessions, they let me share my passion for storytelling with their readers, specifically how to share your money story with your supporters in a way that is comfortable and effective. Here’s some of what I shared with them.
It’s time to get real. Do you feel like you know the exact next step to reach your fundraising goals?
You’re busy. I get it. You juggle more tasks than other departments or jobs at your organization. Much of what you do is invisible to others: update donor information, write grant proposals, do research on donors, schedule meetings, and, and, and. . .